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Opioid Treatment Programs Should Provide Naloxone to Patients

Tessie Castillo | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics
Tessie Castillo

If an OTP patient doesn't want naloxone, no one will force them to take it. But if they do need it, bureaucracy or out-dated moral policy should not stand in the way.

Ryan Grim

Science Be Damned: Americans Prefer Broken Method Of Heroin Treatment, Survey Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

In developed countries around the globe, the standard of care for opiate addiction is what's known as "medically assisted treatment." Under a doctor's...

Opioid Maintenance Therapy: Questions and Controversies

Tessie Castillo | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Tessie Castillo

Opioid maintenance therapy, or using a legal opiate to reduce a person's urge to take illicit drugs, has long generated controversy.

For Young People Addicted to Painkillers, the Path Less Taken -- Why?

Stephen J. Pasierb | Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephen J. Pasierb

While no one treatment approach is right for every teen, it is clinically sensible -- but not easy -- to find comprehensive care. We tell families to look for three things.

New York Times Misses Mark on Buprenorphine Drug

Aaron Fox | Posted 01.25.2014 | Health News
Aaron Fox

Rather than disparaging buprenorphine and those who prescribe and use it, we should be embracing this medication and ensuring access to and appropriate use of it.

Bupe: Drug Researcher Carrie John Dies Of Apparent Overdose, Boyfriend Faces Drug Charges

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BALTIMORE — A neuroscientist who studied the effects of drugs on the brain is dead of an apparent overdose and her live-in boyfriend, who did si...